Discussion in 'SRT Viper' started by HighestOfHigh, Jan 31, 2012.
- 2013 SRT Viper Teaser Released
Imagine it looking like this
Are we about to see a brand new car or a facelift ?
A brand new Viper by FIAT. Interested to know about the engine. I hope it is NA.
This could be VERY, VERY good.
I've always been weak for Vipers. I think Im going to love this too.
Rumor of an 8.7L V10? Crikey! Just thinking about that makes my chest hairier! The torque on that thing....I can't think of a proper hyperbole. I'll just say it's going to be epically insanely spine-crushing.
If the drivetrain matches the engine on this one, I'm going to love it!
Gearing on the previous was way too tall.
With such a huge NA engine this car will be in the list of that post I made about the last NA powered cars.
I wonder what dodge think ..do they really feel they created such an epic and iconic design on the Viper..that it needs nothing else than touch ups from time to time..like the G class.??
Personally im pretty sick of the general idea of how a viper is supposed to look. .a radical change would be welcomed.
It probably will be. The Viper is America's 911. To date, every single generation has looked spectacular. Even by today's standard the 1994 Viper is a head turner. In blue with white stripes its a collectors' item.
Totally agreed, a timeless Classic in its own way (like a 911), i.e an unconventional way that would look terrible if anyone tried to mimic it.
Viper is America's purest exotic I think, Corvette doesn't come close regarding that nature.
I don't really agree, because the Corvette has way more history. I think on the contrary the Corvetter is atimeless classic like the 911. It started in 1953 and is now at its sixth generation. The seventh is on its way. The Viper is more like an "American Lamborghini".
That's what I mean!
The Vette has more respect and more cred, but the Viper is the "exotic", i.e Lamborghini of America.
They did own Lamborghini at the time they started developing the Viper in 1989. They took their truck V10 engine that weighed some 900 pounds and then sent it to Lamborghini to lighten it up. Still Lamborghini in Modena could only shed 300 lbs and the final production engine weighed 600 lbs.
+1. Looked great, back in the 90's when I used to see it on TV. In desperate need of a fresh design.
I hope it's not a radical departure. Even though they only had two generations of the Viper, its style very much entrenched in its M.O. The first-gen was ostentatious and the second-gen was more mature but still eye-catching and distinctive, especially in GTS guise. In the end, the car needs to be instantly recognizable as a Viper.
I still can't get my head around the idea of an 8.7L V10, especially in this day in age. This will be a bruiser.
From the Hot wheels website:
The front end looks like an angry snake
... or this: